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Manyana cluster 6 hands over donation

Police Commissioner, Keabetswe Makgophe says the police service continues to contribute to community projects that seek to restore human dignity and hope as demonstrated by provision of shelter, food and clothing to the needy people.

Commissioner Makgophe was speaking during a ceremony to handover a two and half bedroomed house built by Manyana Cluster 6 to Ms Morobi Tiro and her family in Manyana  on Wednesday.

He said building the house was one of the achievements from the joint efforts of the police and members of the community.

‘’As a responsible and caring people, we cannot afford to ignore a needy brother or sister, for the Bible says: You shall not harden your heart, nor close your hand from your poor brother’’, he said.

He pointed out that dignity begins with having a proper place to live and sleep; hence the police should willingly assist the less privileged members of the society with shelter as espoused in one of the Vision 2016 pillars of a compassionate, just and caring nation.

Commissioner Makgophe said the government has taken a lead by introducing various empowerment programmes geared towards bettering the lives of all Batswana, such as the poverty eradication programme and the President’s Housing Appeal.

Commissioner Makgophe urged members of the society to take advantage of such initiatives.

He said it was unlikely that government could solely and wholly provide to the needy, especially in the wake of the current economic recession, adding that it is therefore imperative that all the sectors of the economy play their part by voluntarily answering this national call.

He said the Botswana Police Service has been partnering with the community in the fight against crime.
The Commissioner said it is fitting for the police to offer something in return for the unwavering support they get from members of the community in the fulfillment of their mandate.

On other issues, Commissioner Makgophe said violent and intrusive crimes remain a major concern in this country.

He said the police continue to record increasing cases of break-ins, robbery, rape and murder countrywide, adding that the number of lives lost on roads remains worrisome.

He said as the festive season approaches, they expect even more crime to be committed, adding that this is mainly because businesses tend to make more money as people are willing to spend from savings accumulated throughout the year through Metshelo. Commissioner Makgophe advised Batswana to be more vigilant during this period, advising that home and business security should be reinforced.

Kgosi Kebinatshwene Mosielele of Manyana said though crime is relatively low in the village, the major area of concern is illegal sand mining from local rivers.
He said the sand miners are intruders are very dangerous to residents.

He also lamented the shortage of transport and accommodation for the police in his area.
Sgt Boitumelo Thwabi who was leading the Cluster 6 said the house was built at a cost of P60 000, which was requested from companies and individuals.

Sgt Thwabi lauded Manyana residents for responding positively to the supplication.
He said police officers are no longer known as monsters that arrest and put suspects in holding cells as they also donate to the less privileged. ENDS

Source : BOPA

Author : Tshiamiso Mosetlha

Location : KANYE

Event : Donation

Date : Dec 24 Mon,2012

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